Three Secaucus police officers work together to resuscitate 75-year-old woman


Three Secaucus police officers worked together to resuscitate a 75-year-old woman on Sunday who is now on her way to a full recovery, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Secaucus Police Officers David Delseni, Michael Borrelli, and Matthew Kirvin. Photos courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On November 1st at approximately 5:58 p.m., the Secaucus Police Department received a 911 call that indicated a 75-year-old woman was suffering from severe chest pains and having complications with her breathing, Miller said.

Police Officer David Delseni was first to arrive at the residence, located on the 600
block of 9th Street.

Upon his arrival, Delseni found the victim lying on her back, turning blue, with agonal
breathing. Delseni began to provide “rescue breaths” to the victim, but her condition worsened and she became unresponsive.

At that point, the victim’s breathing stopped and no pulse could be found. Delseni then received assistance from Police Officers Michael Borrelli and Matthew Kirvin to administer CPR.

While performing CPR, the officers utilized their Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and administered a “shock” to the victim and a pulse was found shortly thereafter by Hudson Regional Hospital EMT’s who also arrived on the scene.

The victim was transported to the hospital and at the time of this press release she is recovering in the Intensive Care Unit.

“I am extremely proud of these officers and commend their perseverance in performing these lifesaving measures. I am especially proud that these officers utilized their training and the equipment provided to them, worked as a team, and were able to bring this victim back to life,” Miller added.

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